City of London Sinfonia - Haydn, Mozart, JC Bach, Handel
Music of Georgian London by Haydn, Mozart, JC Bach and Handel. In the closing concert of the Spitalfields Summer Festival, City of London Sinfonia with choir Polyphony perform four magnificent works from four composers who came to the city to find fame and fortune.
Georgian London draws many parallels to the contemporary city we know today, not least with its reputation as a hub of global commerce and culture.
Live from St. Leonard's, Shoreditch
Presented by Fiona Talkington
Haydn: Symphony No.101 in D, 'The Clock'
JC Bach: Sinfonia Concertante
at approx. 8.15 Interval Music:
Mozart's Piano Sonata in A minor K 310
Maria Joao Pires (piano)
Mozart: Symphony No.4 in D, K19
Handel: Dettingen Te Deum
Ashley Riches, baritone
City of London Sinfonia
Stephen Layton, conductor
The concert explores the music of Georgian London through works by Mozart and JC Bach alongside Haydn's famous 'Clock' Symphony, written on his second visit to the city, and Handel's Te Deum, commissioned when he was a composer of the Chapel Royal in celebration of the victory of the British army at the Battle of Dettingen.